The ISV’s Role — and Opportunity — Advancing Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution is underway. In the phenomenon known as Industry 4.0 or Manufacturing 4.0, businesses are transitioning their facilities into smart factories with goals including greater efficiency and automation. Jim Hilton, Senior Director of Manufacturing and Field Mobility at Zebra tells DevPro Journal over the past 24-36 months,...

One Way or Another, Blockchain as a Service Will Impact Your Development Business

Blockchain has joined the long list of technologies that are available “as a Service.” In DevPro Journal’s series on blockchain, including Blockchain 101: An ISV’s Guide and 4 Steps to Becoming a Blockchain Developer, you can find links to companies that have established Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) offerings...

A Letter to ISVs: To Sell or Not To Sell Hardware

Faced with the decision of whether or not to sell hardware? Christophe Naasz of Star Micronics outlines the pros and cons to help you make the right decision for your business.
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Supply Chain Challenges and the Applications that Overcome Them

Integrating your application with the right tools can help your warehouse and distribution center clients keep up with demands for near-instant, frictionless delivery.
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How to Make Machine Vision a Viable Option for More Manufacturers

What manufacturers will expect from machine vision and fixed industrial scanning systems.

What’s Your Criteria for a Cloud Provider?

For software hosted in a cloud environment, the most critical decision an ISV can make is selecting the cloud provider. With companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle as options, ISVs have great choices — perhaps too many. How do you decide between one or the other?...

Zebra Study Goes Deep On IIoT Trends In Manufacturing

Zebra Technologies recently revealed the results of its 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, a body of research analyzing the emerging trends shaping the future of industrial manufacturing. The global study revealed manufacturers are adopting the IIoT to enhance visibility and improve quality. Driven by globalization, intensifying competition and rising customer demand...
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What Developers Need to Know About Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Ops

Advanced technology will play a bigger role in meeting consumers’ demands and enabling supply chains to operate effectively.

Introducing DevPro Journal: How to Create a Profitable, Sustainable ISV Business

Nearly 20 years ago I became the part-owner of a small IT firm in Erie, PA. We had two sides of the house — a networking and general IT group that installed networks, PCs, and handled desktop support for customers in law, dental, and government; and a B2B software...
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Zebra Technologies’ iFactr Platform Transitions To Open Source

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time visibility , announced it is transitioning its iFactr cross-platform mobile application development environment to an open-source model. This will make it easier for organizations...

Is it Time to Let Someone Else Manage your Cloud?

Earlier this month I came across an interesting article written for MSPs (managed services providers) and their potential role in helping ISVs manage their cloud. MSPs, as the name suggests, provide 24/7/365 services to their customers — often SMBs in professional sectors such as law, healthcare, and financial services...

4 Must-Read Lessons for ISV Startups

With roots going back to 1993, NiceLabel, a developer of bar code label design and label management software, has gone through many changes over years and experienced every type of market condition you could think of. You can’t survive — particularly in the data collection industry — without making...

Zebra Technologies Introduces New Alliance Track for PartnerConnect Channel Program

Benefits to Alliance Track members include demo kits, marketing development funds and the opportunity for hardware products to achieve Zebra Compatible or Zebra Validated accreditation.

Janam Boosts Workforce Productivity with New Android-based Rugged Mobile Computer

XG200’s unique design and unmatched power enable mobile workers to perform tasks more efficiently.

Making Sense of the Mobile App Development Landscape

As mobile devices and solutions have gained in popularity in the data collection world, application developers have been quick to cash in. New technologies, increasingly powerful and effective wireless communication methods, and the emergence — and acceptance — of the cloud, have altered the field and given developers new...

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